After one-and-a-half years in Steam Early Access, the They Are Billions campaign is finally arriving! Players have been killing literally billions of zombies with flamethrowers and all sorts of awesome steampunk contraptions since December 2017 and now they’ll finally be able to experience a balanced scenario called The New Empire that will ease them into the challenges of this hectic game.

If you’re unfamiliar with They Are Billions, it’s a pretty neat game based on a classic scenario. The world has fallen to the ravages of a zombie infestation. Fortunately, a handful of bastions of human civilization remain, and boy are these folks ready to fight! Build up your town’s economy and equip your citizens with all of the equipment they need to survive against the neverending waves of the tireless dead. You’ll probably die, but at least you can go out in a blaze of fiery glory when the campaign finally arrives on June 18, 2019.

The They Are Billions campaign will be released as a free update to all current owners of the game according to a news post on the game’s Steam Community page.. What’s more, two new maps are being added to the game. The Deep Forest is a very accessible map that is (relatively) easy to play and it will now be the first scenario available to players. On the other side of the coin, The Caustic Lands will represent the most challenging experience yet.

In addition to the new campaign, the remainder of the game’s scenarios have had changes made to them. There are sure to be surprises even for the veteran players of the game, although the developers are reluctant to spoil any of the fun. (And when we say “fun”, we meet Dwarf Fortress-style xx!!FUN!!xx.)

Between the new campaign and the game’s scenario editor, there’s sure to be plenty for players to do in the near future! The They Are Billions campaign The New Empire arrives on Steam on June 18, 2019. If you don’t yet already own the game, you can pick it up in Steam Early Access at a price of $29.99 or your regional equivalent. Check out the trailer for The New Empire below to see some of the new campaign in action!

Are you excited for the They Are Billions campaign? Do you think you’ll be able to beat The New Empire? Let us know in the comments below!


Robert N. Adams

Senior Writer

I've had a controller in my hand since I was 4 and I haven't stopped gaming since. CCGs, Tabletop Games, Pen & Paper RPGs - I've tried a whole bunch of stuff over the years and I'm always looking to try more!



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